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Publisher's Summary

Kurt Austin and the NUMA Special Assignments Team search for an ancient Middle Eastern relic with secret ties to an American founding father in the number one, best-selling New York Times series.

Years ago, an invaluable Phoenician statue known as the Navigator was stolen from the Baghdad museum, and there are men who would do anything to get their hands on it. Their first victim is a crooked antiquities dealer, murdered in cold blood. Their second target a UN investigator, only survives thanks to the timely assistance of Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala.

What’s so special about this statue? Austin wonders. The search for answers will take the NUMA team on an astonishing odyssey through time and space, one that encompasses no less than the lost treasures of King Solomon, a mysterious packet of documents personally encoded by Thomas Jefferson, and a top-secret scientific project that could change the world forever.

And that’s before the surprises really begin....

Rich with all the hair-raising action and endless invention that have become Cussler’s hallmarks, The Navigator is the best yet from “Clive the Incredible”.

Check out more of the NUMA Files.
©2007 Clive Cussler (P)2007 Penguin

Critic Reviews

"The compelling, well-organized plot - taken from a template that works - includes such disparate but ultimately workable elements as a foiled hijacking, a secret scientific project, pirates, a beautiful woman...and the heroic machinations of the NUMA sleuths. Without exactly revealing the ending, suffice it to say - or, actually, suffice it to pose the question, Has the NUMA team ever failed in its quest for justice?" ( Booklist)

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Another great NUMA adventure

I first read of NUMA in Polar Shift. The Navigator grabbed me just as hard and fast. I love the adventure. It keeps you on the edge of your seat.

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Complicated but entretaining

The background created was very detailed. The characters interesting and diverse. Sometimes confusing as to whom they are. All together it is an engrossing book and keeps you in suspense all the way until the end. All the build up and drops the ball at the end. Rushed through that does not compare to all the rest of the material.I do recommend this book, even though Mr. Cussler has better.

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Clive Cussler The Navigatyor is awesome book

If you could sum up The Navigator in three words, what would they be?

Exciting, action and awesome

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes. The reading by Richard Ferrone makes it that way.

What does Richard Ferrone bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Emotion and varying voice controls

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

NUMA Adventures

Any additional comments?

NO

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OK to good!

It seems that listening to Mr. Cusslers books one must be prepared to hear of some great feats by the main characters or situations. This book requires a giant imagination of both! I have listened to many of Clive's books and have thoroughly almost almost all...! This one I really must give just an "OK"....

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Richard Ferrone vs. Scott Brick

Hey!! I wanted to listen to Ferrone. Your description said the narrator was "Richard Ferrone", but the down load I got was by Scott Brick. Not the same. ??????????????????????

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Great read

Scott Brick is a fantastic narrator. He pulls you into the story line. This is the first Kurt Austin book I've listen to. Another is in my future.

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Not impressed w/the liberties taken with the Bible

Not a fan of putting a hair brained spin on King Solomon or the 10 commandments or Moses.. It's bad enough Cussler puts all that millions of years garbage in most all his books. Otherwise it could've been a great book.

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Not great

Kurt and Joe are macho stereotypes. After the rape scene Kurt asks her on a date? Yuck. I’ll stick with the Graham Brown books.

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Clive Cussler never far;s to entertain

I have read a number of Cusslers books and this is the first auditable I have listened to. I enjoyed as much if not more that reading the books. I could not wait to get back to the story. I think the next one will be a "Fargo" adventure.

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Not as good as other Clive Cussler novels.

Predictable plot, predictable characters. A few predictable twists, mostly unbelievable. Many of Cussler's better novels have interaction between NUMA & Dirk Pitt which make for a better read.